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** If one looks closer, the Plymouth factory could be the metaphorical the representation of an avenue. There are many women walking (White Plymouth), but there's a different woman (Red Plymouth). This woman is very seductive in her red dress, with many workers eyeing her.
** A man (the line worker) follows Christine, looking at her rear. Christine's mirror notices it, as it is a representation of a wary woman taking a look behind her. The man also takes a look behind him to make sure he's not watched. He harasses Christine by opening her engine hood (representation of a blouse snatching) and he looks and touches her underwear, like a rapist. Christine protects herself by abruptly slamming her hood at the line worker's hand. The man yelps in pain.
** Another man approaches Christine. Thinking he's here to comfort her after this bad experience, Christine lets him sit within. But he doesn't respect her by dropping ash to the seat and turns on the radio. The song is a representation of the anger boiling inside Christine, and it causes her to kill him.

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** If one looks closer, the Plymouth factory could be the metaphorical the representation of an avenue. avenue or a fashion ramp. There are many women walking (White Plymouth), Plymouths), but there's a different woman (Red Plymouth). This woman is very seductive in her red dress, with many workers eyeing her.
** A man (the line worker) follows Christine, looking at her rear. Christine's mirror notices it, as it is it's a representation of a wary woman taking a look looking behind her. The man also takes a look behind him to make sure he's not watched. He Though the line worker is simply doing his job by making sure everything's right with the Red Plymouth, he symbolically harasses Christine by opening her engine hood (representation of a blouse snatching) and he looks and touches her underwear, like a rapist.snatching). Christine protects herself by abruptly slamming her hood at the line worker's hand. The man yelps in pain.
** Another man approaches Christine. Thinking he's here to comfort her after this bad experience, Christine lets him sit within. But he doesn't respect her by dropping ash to the seat and turns on the radio. The song is a representation of the anger boiling inside Christine, and it causes her to kill him.

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** If one looks closer, the Plymouth factory could be the metaphorical the representation of an avenue. There are many women walking (White Plymouth), but there's a different woman (Red Plymouth). This woman is very seductive in her red dress, with many workers eyeing her.
** A man (the line worker) follows Christine, looking at her rear. Christine's mirror notices it, as it is a representation of a wary woman taking a look behind her. The man also takes a look behind him to make sure he's not watched. He harasses Christine by opening her engine hood (representation of a blouse snatching) and he looks and touches her underwear, like a rapist. Christine protects herself by abruptly slamming her hood at the line worker's hand. The man yelps in pain.
** Another man approaches Christine. Thinking he's here to comfort her after this bad experience, Christine lets him sit within. But he doesn't respect her by dropping ash to the seat and turns on the radio. The song is a representation of the anger boiling inside Christine, and it causes her to kill him.
** A third man (the line supervisor), noticing Christine's radio is turned on, opens the door to shut it off. He pushes the horn, creating a representation of Christine crying and screaming, like a hysteric. Her headlights being turned on are a representation of tears.

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* In the opening scene, Christine's engine hood slams down without warning and crushes the hand of a line worker inspecting her front end. Another worker climbs in to sit behind the wheel, letting the ash from his cigar fall on the front seat. At the end of the shift, the line supervisor notices the car still has Christine's radio playing - he opens the door to turn it off and the worker falls out of the car to the floor dead.

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** Donnie's death scream as Christine rams their car, causing fuel to leak throughout the garage as said car is catching fire. Within seconds, the entire garage is consumed by an inferno.


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* And before that even happened, there's Moochie's death when he's pursued into an alleyway until he has nowhere to run. Apparently the poor bastard was ''bisected'' by the time Christine was done with him.


** Especially nightmarish is the bit where she's chasing Buddy down the highway, just lazily tailing him... getting closer every time he looks back. It's all so quiet.

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** Especially nightmarish is the bit where she's a flaming Christine (see page image) is chasing Buddy down the highway, just lazily tailing him... getting closer every time he looks back. It's all so quiet.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBFitwYFWpU The teaser trailer]] is pretty unnerving, [[spoiler:especially the JumpScare ending.]]





** The fact that [[NothingIsScarier her origin is never explained]]. While the novel goes into detail about her history with [=LeBay=] (and all of it is deeply fucked up in a way that only Creator/StephenKing could have imagined), the exact nature of how a sentient car came into existence is left ambiguous.

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** The fact that [[NothingIsScarier her origin is never explained]]. While the novel goes into detail about her history with [=LeBay=] (and all of it is deeply ''deeply'' fucked up in a way that only Creator/StephenKing could have imagined), the exact nature of how a sentient car came into existence is left ambiguous.
ambiguous.






** Especially nightmarish is the bit where she's chasing Buddy down the highway, just lazily tailing him... getting closer every time he looks back... and it's all so quiet.

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** Especially nightmarish is the bit where she's chasing Buddy down the highway, just lazily tailing him... getting closer every time he looks back... and it's back. It's all so quiet.
quiet.



** It takes a step into true nightmare territory towards the end, though, in a sequence where Dennis confronts Arnie in the school parking lot, calling him out on his bullshit and pointing out just how much he knows. Suddenly, the facade breaks and [[FightingFromTheInside Arnie comes back, frightened and pleading with Dennis to help him]]. Then the walls are back up, and [=LeBay=] is talking again. It adds a huge dose of AndIMustScream to the story, making it even more frightening.

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** It takes a step into true nightmare territory towards the end, though, in a sequence where Dennis confronts Arnie in the school parking lot, calling him out on his bullshit and pointing out just how much he knows. Suddenly, the facade breaks and [[FightingFromTheInside Arnie comes back, frightened and pleading with Dennis to help him]]. Then the walls are back up, and [=LeBay=] is talking again. It adds a huge dose of AndIMustScream to the story, making it even more frightening.frightening.
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An adaptation of a Creator/StephenKing novel directed by Creator/JohnCarpenter? What could go wrong?

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An adaptation of a Creator/StephenKing novel directed by Creator/JohnCarpenter? What could go wrong?
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** Especially nightmarish is the bit where she's chasing Buddy down the highway, just lazily tailing him... getting closer every time he looks back... and it's all so quiet.



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** As if that wasn't enough, it would appear that she is completely indestructable, so no matter how hard you try to get rid of her, she will always come out on top in the end.
** The fact that her origin is never explained. While the novel goes into detail about her history with [=LeBay=] (and all of it is deeply fucked up in a way that only Stephen King could have imagined), the exact nature of how a sentient car came into existence is left ambiguous.
* The scene where Christine tries to murder Leigh in a fit of jealous rage.
* Christine's massacre of Buddy Reperton and his gang. While they all 100% deserve it, it's still horrifying to watch.
* The very concept of what's happening to Arnie. It's almost non-existant in the movie but it's pretty blatant in the book, if you read between the lines
** [[spoiler:Arnie is being possessed by the ghost of Roland D. Lebay. It starts off in subtle ways, like Arnie combing his hair like a 50s greaser, or listening to 50s music, all of which you could easily put down to simple things like personal taste. But it keeps going, as Arnie starts treating his girlfriend badly, yelling at his family, mistreating his best friend, and even breaking the law by smuggling fireworks across state lines. The ultimate sign is when Arnie injures his back at work, but can't quite remember HOW he injured it... except that now he needs to wear a back brace, just like Roland D. Lebay]]
** [[spoiler:It takes a step into true nightmare territory towards the end though, in a sequence where Dennis confronts Arnie in the school parking lot, calling him out on his bullshit and pointing out just how much he knows. Suddenly, the facade breaks, and Arnie comes back, frightened and pleading with Dennis to help him. Then the walls are back up, and Lebay is talking again. It adds a huge dose of AndIMustScream to the story, making it even more frightening]]

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** As if that wasn't enough, it would appear that she is completely indestructable, indestructible, so no matter how hard you try to get rid of her, she will always come out on top in the end.
** The fact that [[NothingIsScarier her origin is never explained. explained]]. While the novel goes into detail about her history with [=LeBay=] (and all of it is deeply fucked up in a way that only Stephen King Creator/StephenKing could have imagined), the exact nature of how a sentient car came into existence is left ambiguous.
ambiguous.

* The scene where Christine tries to [[MurderTheHypotenuse murder Leigh in a fit of jealous rage.
rage]].

* Christine's massacre of Buddy Reperton Repperton and his gang. While [[AssholeVictim they all 100% deserve it, it]], it's still horrifying to watch.
watch.

* The very concept of what's happening to Arnie. It's almost non-existant non-existent in the movie movie, but it's pretty blatant in the book, if you read between the lines
lines.
** [[spoiler:Arnie Arnie is [[DemonicPossession being possessed possessed]] by the ghost of Roland D. Lebay. [=LeBay=]. It starts off in subtle ways, like Arnie combing his hair like a 50s greaser, greaser or listening to 50s music, all of which you could easily put down to simple things like personal taste. But it keeps going, as [[TookALevelInJerkass Arnie starts treating his girlfriend badly, yelling at his family, mistreating his best friend, and even breaking the law by smuggling fireworks across state lines.lines]]. The ultimate sign is when Arnie injures his back at work, but can't quite remember HOW he injured it... except that now he needs to wear a back brace, just like Roland D. Lebay]]
[=LeBay=].
** [[spoiler:It It takes a step into true nightmare territory towards the end end, though, in a sequence where Dennis confronts Arnie in the school parking lot, calling him out on his bullshit and pointing out just how much he knows. Suddenly, the facade breaks, breaks and [[FightingFromTheInside Arnie comes back, frightened and pleading with Dennis to help him. him]]. Then the walls are back up, and Lebay [=LeBay=] is talking again. It adds a huge dose of AndIMustScream to the story, making it even more frightening]]frightening.


** [[spoilers:Arnie is being posessed by the ghost of Roland D. Lebay. It starts off in subtle ways, like Arnie combing his hair like a 50s greaser, or listening to 50s music, all of which you could easily put down to simple things like personal taste. But it keeps going, as Arnie starts treating his girlfriend badly, yelling at his family, mistreating his best friend, and even breaking the law by smuggling fireworks across state lines. The ultimate sign is when Arnie injures his back at work, but can't quite remember HOW he injured it... except that now he needs to wear a back brace, just like Roland D. Lebay]]
** [[spoilers:It takes a step into true nightmare territory towards the end though, in a sequence where Dennis confronts Arnie in the school parking lot, calling him out on his bullshit and pointing out just how much he knows. Suddenly, the facade breaks, and Arnie comes back, frightened and pleading with Dennis to help him. Then the walls are back up, and Lebay is talking again. It adds a huge dose of AndIMustScream to the story, making it even more frightening]]

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** [[spoilers:Arnie [[spoiler:Arnie is being posessed possessed by the ghost of Roland D. Lebay. It starts off in subtle ways, like Arnie combing his hair like a 50s greaser, or listening to 50s music, all of which you could easily put down to simple things like personal taste. But it keeps going, as Arnie starts treating his girlfriend badly, yelling at his family, mistreating his best friend, and even breaking the law by smuggling fireworks across state lines. The ultimate sign is when Arnie injures his back at work, but can't quite remember HOW he injured it... except that now he needs to wear a back brace, just like Roland D. Lebay]]
** [[spoilers:It [[spoiler:It takes a step into true nightmare territory towards the end though, in a sequence where Dennis confronts Arnie in the school parking lot, calling him out on his bullshit and pointing out just how much he knows. Suddenly, the facade breaks, and Arnie comes back, frightened and pleading with Dennis to help him. Then the walls are back up, and Lebay is talking again. It adds a huge dose of AndIMustScream to the story, making it even more frightening]]


* Christine's massacre of Buddy Reperton and his gang. While they all 100% deserve it, it's still horrifying to watch.

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* Christine's massacre of Buddy Reperton and his gang. While they all 100% deserve it, it's still horrifying to watch.watch.
* The very concept of what's happening to Arnie. It's almost non-existant in the movie but it's pretty blatant in the book, if you read between the lines
** [[spoilers:Arnie is being posessed by the ghost of Roland D. Lebay. It starts off in subtle ways, like Arnie combing his hair like a 50s greaser, or listening to 50s music, all of which you could easily put down to simple things like personal taste. But it keeps going, as Arnie starts treating his girlfriend badly, yelling at his family, mistreating his best friend, and even breaking the law by smuggling fireworks across state lines. The ultimate sign is when Arnie injures his back at work, but can't quite remember HOW he injured it... except that now he needs to wear a back brace, just like Roland D. Lebay]]
** [[spoilers:It takes a step into true nightmare territory towards the end though, in a sequence where Dennis confronts Arnie in the school parking lot, calling him out on his bullshit and pointing out just how much he knows. Suddenly, the facade breaks, and Arnie comes back, frightened and pleading with Dennis to help him. Then the walls are back up, and Lebay is talking again. It adds a huge dose of AndIMustScream to the story, making it even more frightening]]


** The fact that her origin is never explained. While the novel goes into detail about her history with Lebay (and all of it is deeply fucked up in a way that only Stephen King could have imagined), the exact nature of how a sentient car came into existence is left ambiguous.

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** The fact that her origin is never explained. While the novel goes into detail about her history with Lebay [=LeBay=] (and all of it is deeply fucked up in a way that only Stephen King could have imagined), the exact nature of how a sentient car came into existence is left ambiguous.

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An adaptation of a Creator/StephenKing novel directed by Creator/JohnCarpenter? What could go wrong?
* Christine herself. A dangerous, hate-filled sentient vehicle that will not hesitate to kill anyone who either crosses Arnie or gets in the way of their twisted relationship.
** As if that wasn't enough, it would appear that she is completely indestructable, so no matter how hard you try to get rid of her, she will always come out on top in the end.
** The fact that her origin is never explained. While the novel goes into detail about her history with Lebay (and all of it is deeply fucked up in a way that only Stephen King could have imagined), the exact nature of how a sentient car came into existence is left ambiguous.
* The scene where Christine tries to murder Leigh in a fit of jealous rage.
* Christine's massacre of Buddy Reperton and his gang. While they all 100% deserve it, it's still horrifying to watch.

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